Announcements

Bible study returns July 8

The weekly Bible study group will take a two week hiatus. We will return on Wednesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. Our bible studies run an hour and anyone can join us at any time via Zoom.




Church receives Food Safety Excellence Award


 

Congratulations to our Hospitality Team for receiving the 2019 Food Safety Excellence Award from the Clay County Public Health Center!

The hospitality team was lead by Connie Couts last year and Don McGhee and Linda McAninch this year.

The award is based on our 2019 food inspection findings. It recognizes outstanding performance in the areas of hygenie, cleanliness and safe food handling practices. The award is based on substantial compliance with the Clay County Food Code, as demonstrated by highly rated inspection results throughout 2019. Our church is one of 65 establishments in the jurisdiction of the CCPHC that have earned this award, placing our performance in the top 9 percent of all food establishment permit holders!

"The team at Clay County Public Health Center thanks you for being a valued food safety partner in the community," said Gary Zaborac, Director of Public Health. "Your exceptional efforts in protecting public health by serving safe food to Clay County residents and guests are to be applauded. We wish you continued success in these efforts in 2020 and beyond."




Miss Darla named SAFE's Community Champion


 

The Excelsior Springs Substance Abuse Free Environments (SAFE) Coalition has awarded Darla Sims, pre-school teacher at Treehouse Preschool,  the Community Champion Award for May.

“Our focus for May was to recognize a community member who helped children build self-esteem.” Julia Mees, the Drug-Free Communities Program Director for SAFE, said.

Missouri City resident Cassidy Russell, who nominated Sims for the award, said that describes Sims perfectly.   “My children are  seven and 11 years of age now, but when they were four years old,  they both attended Treehouse.” Russell said she was more than willing to drive the extra distance to the preschool, and she knows several other parents that travel from surrounding cities to have their children taught by Sims.

“She is just a great teacher,” Russell said. “She is always there for the kids – even if they are having a bad day, she is right there with them.”

The SAFE Community Champion Award program is designed to recognize a specific one of  40 developmental assets each month that have been found to be important to a child’s positive development and success in life.  

The individual selected is honored with the Community Champion Award and a small gift of appreciation from the coalition. 

Excelsior Springs SAFE is a coalition of volunteers from every sector of the community dedicated to creating a safe, healthy environment in which youth can thrive. 

The coalition has been awarded a federal grant to support their prevention work and is provided administrative support from Tri-County Mental Health Services.




Church returns to two services on Sundays

The church building opens for worship this Sunday, June 21. We will have TWO SERVICES this Sunday: The Spring at 9 AM and regular worship at 10:30 AM. Clay County Health Department is reviewing our plan today in preparation for our reopening. While we're excited to bring our church family back together, we want everyone to be prepared and to understand things will not look the same when you arrive. Health and safety precautions will be in place.
 
As we return to the building, keep in mind the following:
  • YOU HAVE A CHOICE. Do not feel obligated to return. You do not have to return to the building unless you feel safe. Online worship and fellowship will continue as usual.
     
  • COVID-19 is STILL HERE. It is not going away. Returning to church will not be what it was before we closed. We will have health and safety precautions in place and we strongly encourage social distancing. All the recommendations issued by Clay County Health Department will be encouraged at church as well.
     
  • WE WILL SOCIAL DISTANCE. Church occupancy will be limited to 50% of our capacity. Every other pew will be blocked off. We encourage that you wear masks and avoid physical contact with anyone outside your immediate family during worship. Stay 6-feet away from everyone outside your family.
     
  • CHURCH is open to WORSHIP ONLY. It is only open on Sundays with access to the lobby, bathrooms and sanctuary only. All other areas — nursery, chapel, kitchen, fellowship hall, coffee bar, classrooms and office — will be closed and not accessible. Clubs, organizations and committee meetings must still be held remotely and off premises.
     
  • CONTACT WILL BE LIMITED. We will not be passing out bulletins. We will not be passing the plate (offering plates will be stationary at the doors for you to place your offering. Door #2 drop-off is still available). We will not have Bibles or Hymnals in the pews. Bring your own Bible. We will not be shaking hands (smiles and nods will be acceptable). We will have masks and hand sanitizer available.

    Doors will open 10 minutes before worship. Anyone arriving early will need to wait in their vehicles in the parking lot. When doors open (at 8:50 AM and again at 10:20 AM), guests will be escorted directly to the sanctuary and then encouraged to go directly out of the building after worship. We want to avoid gatherings in the lobby and crossover between services. After each worship, ushers will dismiss by pew to avoid long lines.
Our task force committee will be watching things closely during worship every Sunday. Additional changes may occur in the weeks ahead. We appreciate your patience and your cooperation with the guidelines above. We're all one big church family. Let's be respectful of each other's choices and concerns as we slowly navigate through the days ahead.



Lorraine Miller Celebration of Life in July

There will be a visitation and Celebration of Life for Lorraine Miller here at the church on Saturday, July 25. The visitation will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Celebration of Life service will be held immediately after. The church family is invited to attend.

Lorraine's family held a private graveside service for her last Saturday at the Stewartsville cemetery.




June 21 Service is on Facebook

Last Sunday's Spring service is available for viewing on Facebook. Just Click Here to Watch. If you prefer, you can listen to the service via our Spring Podcast. Click Here to Listen.

Tune in every Sunday at 9 a.m. for the LIVE performance and interact with other church members via text messaging during the service.




Parker Woolworth Piano Pieces online

For those who are missing Parker's beautiful music during the quarantine, click HERE and listen to select pieces our talented accompanist has uploaded for you.




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